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2011-07-22 09:57:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club has selected CBS News correspondent Lara Logan and al Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz as winners of the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award for 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) The Aubuchon Press Freedom Award honors people whose actions embody the struggle to advance press freedom and open government. Each year, the Club selects one domestic and one international figure to receive...

2011-04-27 23:01:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year where the most compelling coverage came from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Mexico, The New York Times led all news organizations capturing four Overseas Press Club awards at the 72nd Annual OPC Awards Dinner, honoring the finest international journalism in 2010. CBS News, ProPublica and National Geographic each won two awards. The awards will be presented on April 28 by NBC News anchor Lester Holt at a dinner in New York where two former OPC...

2011-02-08 11:08:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Fager, the Executive Producer of 60 MINUTES, has been promoted to the newly created position of Chairman of CBS News, and David Rhodes, most recently the head of U.S. Television operations for Bloomberg, has been named President of CBS News. The announcement was made today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. In his new role as Chairman of CBS News, Fager will report to Moonves and guide the overall...

2010-11-15 15:54:00

"USA TODAY/CBS News: Senior Moment" MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY is again joining forces with CBS News to extend the reach of "USA TODAY/CBS NEWS: Senior Moment," a cross-platform series that will explore the baby boom generation and its impact on the nation as the first boomers begin to turn 65 in January of next year. The partnership launched today and will run in USA TODAY as a periodic series. CBS News' coverage of this series will begin on THE EARLY SHOW...

2010-10-26 14:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS placed first in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the fifth consecutive week, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Oct. 24, week five of the 2010-2011 television season. This marks the first time any network has won the opening five weeks of a season in all key ratings measures since 1997, and only the third time a network has accomplished this since the advent of people meters in 1987 (NBC did so in 1997...

2010-06-28 10:06:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This July, Investigation Discovery brings two important and compelling series to its investigative news strand, securing its position as the premier destination for authoritative newsmagazines by launching CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS and 60 MINUTES ON ID. These new additions join the impressive slate of newsmagazine franchises currently on Investigation Discovery including 48 Hours and Dateline, as well as the network's highly successful...

2010-03-19 07:00:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Liberty Media Corporation ("Liberty") (Nasdaq: LCAPA, LCAPB, LINTA, LINTB, LSTZA, LSTZB) today announced the winner of the first annual Media for Liberty Award, a $50,000 award acknowledging and encouraging media contributions that examine the link between economic and political liberty. The CBS News "60 Minutes" segment titled "Congo Gold" was selected by members of the Media for Liberty Award jury as the winning entry for 2010. Print...

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2009-11-08 06:45:00

Hackers attacking control systems are to blame for the vast power outages in Brazil in 2005 and 2007 that affected millions, CBS News reported. The report, which will air on the 60 minutes program this Sunday, says the 2007 blackout in Espirito Santo State, which affected over three million people, and a smaller blackout in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, were in fact perpetrated by hackers. The discovery was part of an investigation into cyberattacks against the United States.  Mike McConnell,...

2009-10-19 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), a leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the entertainment and advertising industries, released the "Stickiness" Index for the week of October 5 through October 11, 2009. The "Stickiness" Index lists the top-25 "stickiest" 30-minute, 60-minute and 120-minute primetime programs based on proprietary information derived from Rentrak's TV Essentials service which tracks anonymous set-top-box...

2009-08-26 13:15:00

VERMILLION, S.D., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric," will speak at The University of South Dakota on Thursday evening, Oct. 8, when she is presented with the 2009 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. Couric will be the 22nd individual honored by the university and the Freedom Forum since the Neuharth Award program began in 1989. The award, recognizing lifetime achievement, is named for USA TODAY...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.